Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera Recipe

Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera Recipe

I am not about to tell you to spend 4 hours in the kitchen working on a dish. Instead, this one is a set it and forget it then mix it all together when you can finally get everyone to sit down for dinner…busy life…I hear you!

This tastes like risotto, but actually uses whole grain quinoa instead. I replace the butter and cream sauces (however delicious they may be) with pesto (also delicious). The fat in pesto is mostly unsaturated which supports heart health and is a great option for those of you concerned about your cholesterol levels.

A lot of store bought brands of pesto contain up to 500 mg sodium per serving and oils that aren’t the greatest. You want extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, fresh garlic, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Making it at home allows you to control the ingredients. You also have the option to leave out the parmesan cheese all together if dairy is an issue for you. But again…I hear you…we don’t all have that time. So if you need a quick option, DeLallo Simply Basil Pesto is awesome! And it’s on amazon

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